Posts Tagged: Security

A call for 2017 to be Europe’s year of civilian responses to insecurity

The European Union has focused much of 2016 responding to the fear of insecurity by reinforcing defence and military spending; I wish to show why a space should open in 2017 for the EU to strengthen its role as a

A call for 2017 to be Europe’s year of civilian responses to insecurity

The European Union has focused much of 2016 responding to the fear of insecurity by reinforcing defence and military spending; I wish to show why a space should open in 2017 for the EU to strengthen its role as a

King’s chance to build a safer Europe

Every EU Member State appoints a European Commissioner, and until it finally leaves the EU, the UK is no different. For the last two years Jonathan Hill, a former Conservative politician from the UK, had been serving as Commissioner for

King’s chance to build a safer Europe

Every EU Member State appoints a European Commissioner, and until it finally leaves the EU, the UK is no different. For the last two years Jonathan Hill, a former Conservative politician from the UK, had been serving as Commissioner for

Looking deeper within: Renewing the EU Internal Security Strategy

The European Union’s Internal Security Strategy outlines how the EU seeks to address transnational crime and security challenges, which include terrorism and organised crime. The Strategy was agreed by the European Council (heads of government of each EU Member State)

Looking deeper within: Renewing the EU Internal Security Strategy

The European Union’s Internal Security Strategy outlines how the EU seeks to address transnational crime and security challenges, which include terrorism and organised crime. The Strategy was agreed by the European Council (heads of government of each EU Member State)

Militarism in the European Union: The Defence Industries Task Force

“From the smallest to the biggest EU country, no Member State can guarantee security all alone”. So said Michael Barnier, Commissioner for the Internal Market, when announcing the creation of the EU Defence Industries Task Force. Formed in 2011, the

Militarism in the European Union: The Defence Industries Task Force

“From the smallest to the biggest EU country, no Member State can guarantee security all alone”. So said Michael Barnier, Commissioner for the Internal Market, when announcing the creation of the EU Defence Industries Task Force. Formed in 2011, the

EU Responses to Terrorism: New Briefing Papers

Over the last 12 months I have researched and written three briefing papers, updating QCEA’s earlier work – 2005-2007  – on EU responses to terrorism. Policies relating to counter-terrorism at EU and Member State levels are numerous, technical and controversial,

EU Responses to Terrorism: New Briefing Papers

Over the last 12 months I have researched and written three briefing papers, updating QCEA’s earlier work – 2005-2007  – on EU responses to terrorism. Policies relating to counter-terrorism at EU and Member State levels are numerous, technical and controversial,

Arms trade and military cooperation between the EU and Israel – time for a change

‘Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more’. (Is 2:4; Mic 4:3) Quakers are known as one of the historic peace churches and therefore well-known for their pacifist stance; Quakers could be found

Arms trade and military cooperation between the EU and Israel – time for a change

‘Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more’. (Is 2:4; Mic 4:3) Quakers are known as one of the historic peace churches and therefore well-known for their pacifist stance; Quakers could be found

QCEA responds to EU on External Dimension of Energy Security

The EU does a lot of consulting these days. As at this moment, 27 are open and a further 26 have already closed this year (this is the middle of February!). On one level, you could say, this is just

QCEA responds to EU on External Dimension of Energy Security

The EU does a lot of consulting these days. As at this moment, 27 are open and a further 26 have already closed this year (this is the middle of February!). On one level, you could say, this is just